Federal Ban On PFAs In Cosmetics Could Ensure National Uniformity; It Also Could Drive Litigation
While studies are limited regarding the human health effects of PFAS in cosmetic products, efforts to prohibit their use continue gaining steam at the state and federal levels, which could lead to increased litigation.
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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York grants L’Oréal USA’s motion to dismiss a putative class action in which plaintiffs say they would not have purchased or paid a premium price for the firm’s waterproof mascaras had they known of the presence of PFAS. According to the judge, the amended complaint lacks crucial evidence even at the pleading stage.
The agency’s committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis will check comments and take relevant evidence-based information into consideration as they develop their opinions. Final opinions will be delivered to the European Commission “in the shortest possible timeframe,” ECHA says.
“We’ve been keeping tabs of the amount of products containing PFAS over the last several years and, unfortunately, we’re not seeing really a lot of it going away,” said Katz, director of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.